Nauticus © Ewelch1
Nauticus is a must-see for families on holiday in Norfolk. This maritime-themed science centre and museum now stands where Norfolk's banana pier once stood and features exhibits, interactive theatres, and shark touch tanks, as well as a weather station. Open since 1994, the museum is a popular educational attraction in Norfolk for anyone interested in learning about America's maritime history.
The AEGIS Command Center allows visitors to experience naval battles first-hand, and Secrets of the Deep lets you to practise gathering samples from the ocean floor with a nine-foot robotic arm. Nauticus is also home to the USS Wisconsin battleship and the Schooner Virginia, an additional interest for mariners and vacationers alike.
Address: 1 Waterside Drive
Telephone: (757) 664 1000
Opening times: Tuesday to Saturday 10am-5pm, Sunday 12am-5pm, closed Monday.
Admission: $16 adults, $11.50 children, other concessions available.